The radiation of β-unstable atomic nuclei is selected on the
basis of its pulses in a magnetic transverse field, using a
diaphragm system. The relationship between coil current and
particle energy is determined for calibration of the spectrometer
and the decay energy of the β-transition is obtained in each case
from the β--spectra.
- Energy calibration of the magnetic spectrometer.
- Measurement of the β-spectra of 90Sr and 20Na.
- Determination of the decay energy of the two isotopes.
What you can learn about
- Electron capture
- Decay diagram
- Decay energy
- Resting energy
- Relativistic Lorentz equation